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Jay Silva replaces Paulo Filho in Thursday's Bellator 18 "super fight" with Hector Lombard   [View Full Version]
emfleek » Posted 11/18/07 4:54:00PM

Another opportunity has passed by former World Extreme Cagefighting champion and one-time highly ranked middleweight Paulo Filho.

Although Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney this past week spoke with ( and denied reports of Filho's scratch from Thursday's Bellator 18 event and said last-minute plans could salvage the fight, the efforts came up short. has confirmed with multiple sources, including Rebney, that former UFC fighter Jay Silva (5-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC) replaced Filho (18-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) and meets Bellator middleweight champ Hector Lombard (24-2-1 MMA, 3-0 BFC) in the event's non-title headliner.


"I'm like the superhero coming in with the anti-bullsh*t." - Nick Diaz

bojangalz » Posted 5/25/07 9:00:00PM

The only reason I wanted to see Filho fight Hector was to find out if Jesus was anywhere near the ring anyway. I think a scrap with Silva is actually going to be damn fun to watch. Neither is shy about throwing down and I have little doubt that they'll get after it.

And as El Guapo always says- "God speed, and party on. Whoap!"

Playground_Samurai » Posted 1/28/07 4:36:00PM

If anybody is surprised, i'm surprised you're surprised by this.

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BustedKnuckle » Posted 9/2/09 5:48:00PM

Philo out what a shocker! And not to bash but seeing as it's Jay Silva vs Lombard............can the term SUPERFIGHT be dropped!!!!??? This word is getting thrown around a lot as of late. And it is begining to lose it's "cool" Factor! GSP vs Anderson Silva....super fight....yes. Hector Lombard vs Jay sided destruction........yes! way in hell!!! Sorry for the rant

Kpro » Posted 1/27/07 9:53:00PM

My father always told me "Make sure you always pull out, son".

Maybe Paulo's father had the same advice for him growing up.

If I was 50 years younger I'd kick your ass!

RearNakedJoke » Posted 8/11/08 6:25:00PM

This opens the door for Strikeforce to set up Paulo Filho vs Karo Parisian.

finnish_line » Posted 8/16/07 8:54:00AM

Posted by RearNakedJoke

This opens the door for Strikeforce to set up Paulo Filho vs Karo Parisian.

Key words being "set up." Not deliver.

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